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Michelle Burdo of CBS46 apologizes
for saying ‘colored woman’

Atlanta Journal-Constitution [GA], by Rodney Ho

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Posted By:snakeoil, 7/1/2014 8:12:41 PM

CBS46 morning show host Michelle Burdo used the dated term “colored woman” during a segment about summer hair tips Monday morning during the 9 a.m. CBS Better Mornings Atlanta program. “Let me tell you something,” Burdo said during a live segment to an African-American woman who appears to be the hair expert. “I’m not a colored woman but I have kinky hair just like her and when you straighten it every day, it’s…” She pauses. The woman filled the empty air by saying, “healthier.”

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The thing that bugs me about this is who are the Word Police who get to decide which words can be used and by whom. At one time "black" was considered offensive and the preferred term was "colored" and now it´s flip flopped. In scientific terminology white light means the presence of all color in equal proportions and colored light is any light that is not white. Why do dictionaries have to be continuously rewritten to make the Word Police happy?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: controlfreak, 7/1/2014 8:17:04 PM     (No. 9907625)

´colored woman´ or ´woman of color´
What´s the difference?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: G-Tom, 7/1/2014 8:22:05 PM     (No. 9907629)

Who cares?! They don like it, too bad.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: susieq1, 7/1/2014 8:24:29 PM     (No. 9907633)

We are living in times that try men´s soul?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 7/1/2014 8:26:30 PM     (No. 9907635)

Stupid... if only the pc thought police knew where the reference to "colored" came from. It was used to describe folks who were mixed race rather than just black down in places like Louisiana since so many people were mixed rather than just one race. There is nothing offensive about it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/1/2014 8:27:53 PM     (No. 9907639)

Holy mackerel!
How she gonna gets outta dis ? !

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Reply 6 - Posted by: chiller, 7/1/2014 8:32:41 PM     (No. 9907649)

Call the NAACP.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: susieq1, 7/1/2014 8:33:28 PM     (No. 9907651)

Correction to my post #3, should have been souls not soul.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: edgar, 7/1/2014 9:02:18 PM     (No. 9907680)

Michelle sounds like a nappy headed ho.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: chumley, 7/1/2014 9:23:34 PM     (No. 9907695)

I can think of dozens of terms we used to use when America was free that are far more offensive than this.
So what is the media approved word de jour this week? I cant keep up any more.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mark34, 7/1/2014 9:24:08 PM     (No. 9907696)

When will the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of COLORED People) apologize for having the word COLORED in its name?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/1/2014 11:13:37 PM     (No. 9907794)

George Orwell, call your office.

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity,”

- George Orwell


How do you know when your on the bottom of the social status ladder? When you´re allowed to be offended by all sorts of verbiage. Conversely, when you´re on the top of the social status ladder, you are the one who is always offending, and has no right to be offended. The people who are offended by remarks like this are telling us they are at the bottom of the social status ladder, and they want to milk it for what its worth.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/2/2014 12:24:20 AM     (No. 9907835)

#10 The NAACP and United Negro College Fund are acceptable because they receive money.

Keep in mind this was in Et-lanta.

Will the perpetually offended please post a notice from now on whether you are a colored woman or woman of color this year.

Let´s not get all uppity.



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